In the Hatching Pom-Pom Chick in a Nest Craft post, I mentioned an Easter egg craft I tried to do in conjunction with the nest craft I found from Mommy Trying to Survive Monday.
This egg just looked too pretty for a paper bag so I decided to write this one as a separate blog post.
I found this idea originally via a Pin on Pinterest from Crafts for all seasons. She used fabric stiffener, but I wanted to use something I already had around the house, so I Googled a little and found Simply Modern Mom's Yarn Egg Surprise Tutorial. I loved the idea of leaving surprises inside for the kids. Of course, I wanted to add a few of my own twists, but I kept mostly to the same craft.
Here is what I did:
|The kids will get to have the surprises I put inside on Easter.|
What you'll Need:
Pin or sharp object
Embroidery Floss (Various colors)
1/4 cup Mod Podge
1/2 cup of water
Newspapers - I didn't use these, but I wish I did! Be sure to put a few layers down on your work surface!
1. Blow up the water balloons by mouth or with a pump.
2. Mix Mod Podge with water. It should look milky. (be sure everyone knows it is NOT milk!)
3. Unwrap the Embroidery Floss and soak in the Mod Podge mixture.
4. Wrap the floss around the balloon
|Love took these photos, forgive the fuzziness.|
5. Allow to dry overnight (24 hours is best).
6. Pop the balloon and add the treats through one of the holes.
7. At this point, if you want to close up large holes, you can wrap a new floss around and dry another night.
This was relatively cheap, although I ended up going out to buy pretty much everything. Total cost was $13.58.